Category Archives: Bonaire

Fish of the Day – Lionfish

The myth behind the Lionfish in the Caribbean is that they were brought to this side of the world in the bilge of a freighter and got released into the water. They have no natural predators in the Caribbean, so … Continue reading

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Art Under the Waves

Along with fishes and creatures, I like to take pictures of what could be called art. If I see cool lighting of a coral, or a mixture of colours, I will snap a photo. Here are some of my creations … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – Trumpetfish

Trumpetfish are one of my favourite fishes. They are long, sometimes almost a metre, and have a snout that almost looks like a horse. They belong to the same order as seahorses and coronetfish. They come in an assortment of … Continue reading

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Creature of the Day – Crab

When we dive, we are always on the look out for crabs. Tiny ones, large ones, hairy ones and hiding ones. This Batwing Coral Crab was sitting out in the open on a piece of coral when we swam by. … Continue reading

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Creature of the Day – Peppermint Shrimp

Peppermint Shrimp are usually found inside tube sponges. I swim over a tube and peer in and there is this little fellow staring back at me, swaying from side to side. They are named for their bright red stripes. Cute!

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Creature of the Day – Turtles!

Today we do our only boat dives while on Bonaire. We have spots booked with East Coast Divers, the only dive operator that dives the “wild side” (or east side) of the island. The reasons to dive the wild side … Continue reading

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Creature of the Day – Flamingo Tongue

The Flamingo Tongue is a sea snail. The brightly coloured pattern is actually a mantle covering its shell. It will retract the mantle if in danger and the shell underneath is plain white. They feed on the soft coral that … Continue reading

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Bonaire Diving

We have now scuba dived up and down the west coast of Bonaire. The daily routine, from breakfast to packing lunch to loading tanks and gear into the truck, is done efficiently. As we climb into the truck, we ask … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – Moray Eels

The are a number of types of moray eels in the Caribbean. On this trip we have seen one huge Green Moray (sorry, no photo) and a few Spotted Moray. They like to hide in holes during the day with … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – Peacock Flounder

The flounder is the fish that evolution has left behind. One look at it laying in the sand or on a coral head, with its eyes on top of its body, and you would agree with me. An odd looking … Continue reading

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